I love to bake. But, last night, for some reason, I went crazy with it, even for me. I wanted to make a cake for our dessert. Couldn't decide between a chocolate one, or a spicy one. So...I made both!
I'm a sucker for cookbooks. Good thing I don't have the money to just go buy them. The most wonderful thing for me, and anyone who loves to play in the kitchen...the internet. I love looking up different recipes to try new dishes. it's how I learned how to make Vietnamese Fresh Rolls (not fried spring rolls, or salad rolls...different names for basically the same thing...but I digress) and enchiladas. I'm wanting to make Pho Ga, soon, because I found a recipe on-line (not to mention, I love eating Pho Ga). When I finally make it, I'll take pictures of my steps and post.
But last night, was all about the cake. I found my recipes to try on Tasty Kitchen's site.
Aunt Gini's Devil's Food Cake was my chocolate one. My husband dished up our piece of this cake. I wish I would've taken a picutre of his presentation. He cut the cake out with a biscuit cutter (I've done this before with brownies...it's a gorgeous way to present your dessert, by the way), put a light topping of chocolate syrup (we recommend Nestle's syrup that doesn't use high fructose corn syrup. We are anti-HFCS!), then a scoop of vanilla ice cream, with just a little more chocolate syrup. This cake was yummy and moist. I'm not sure I'll ever go back to using a boxed devil's food cake mix, again. Easy-peasey, and DELICIOUS!
Mom's Old Fashioned Pumpkin and Spice Bundt Cake was the spice cake I chose. I wasn't going to try it, last night, since we had the rich chocolate cake, already. But, once I took the cake out of the bundt pan and put it onto my cake plate....the smell overtook me. Oh.....YUM!! Incredible.
As you can see, I have something else to do. So, 'til later!